Hang Ma Street gears up for start of Mid-Autumn festival

With nearly one month to go shops located on Hang Ma Street in Hanoi have been making preparations for the upcoming Mid-Autumn festival by displaying a range of colourful ornaments, allowing visitors to soak up the festive atmosphere.

Hang Ma Street gears up for start of Mid-Autumn festival

The Mid-Autumn festival, known as Tet Trung Thu in Vietnamese, is one of the nation’s largest celebrations. Although the festival is largely aimed at children, recent years has seen the event enjoyed by everyone.

Hang Ma Street gears up for start of Mid-Autumn festival
With one month to go before the start of the Mid-Autumn festival a range of traditional toys, including star-shaped lanterns, can be found on sale at shops on Hang Ma Street.
Hang Ma Street gears up for start of Mid-Autumn festival

There is plenty of variety for buyers of Vietnamese masks to enjoy, with a wide selection available this year.

Hang Ma Street gears up for start of Mid-Autumn festival
Headgear and other accessories prove to be popular items among children.
Hang Ma Street gears up for start of Mid-Autumn festival

Pedestrians are thrilled at the appearance of a character from the famous Japanese anime Spirited Away.

Hang Ma Street gears up for start of Mid-Autumn festival
Hang Ma Street gears up for start of Mid-Autumn festival

The Mid-Autumn festival usually sees children given special gifts to enjoy.

Hang Ma Street gears up for start of Mid-Autumn festival
Hang Ma Street gears up for start of Mid-Autumn festival
Hang Ma Street gears up for start of Mid-Autumn festival
 
Hang Ma Street gears up for start of Mid-Autumn festival

The special occasion helps to remind young people of their childhood.

Hang Ma Street gears up for start of Mid-Autumn festival


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Glowing lanterns signal start of Mid-Autumn Festival in HCM City

Glowing lanterns signal start of Mid-Autumn Festival in HCM City

Numerous colourful lanterns can be seen lighting up Luong Nhu Hoc Street in District 5 of Ho Chi Minh City during the night, serving to attract plenty of visitors ahead of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.

Lantern making village in HCM City quiet ahead of mid-autumn festival

Lantern making village in HCM City quiet ahead of mid-autumn festival

Located in District 11 of HCM City,  Phu Binh lantern making village is enduring a period of slower business than usual in the buildup to the Mid-Autumn Festival, largely due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.

 
 

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